Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oh My Heavens!

Saw in my friend Margaret's blog that she has been working on And They Sinned, and I realized that while I put an hour or so into mine at times, I have not posted an update in quite a long time. Margaret is much farther along than I am - take a peek at hers :-) I am a bit mired in the sky/Heavens in the top section. I think I will keep this pulled out and put a little time into it this weekend. Might be time for me to go back to using a rotation with my stitching??

This sampler is great fun, and I really hope that once the blob of the sky/Heavens is finished, I will really love having a whole slew of little colorful motifs to stitch next.  One problem for me, though, is that I am using a skein of GAST Tarnished Gold that is a fantastic color lot... very tarnished.  But it is years old and from Gentle Arts' earlier days (I can tell by the sales tag on the skein - where I bought it has been closed for a looooooong time). Problem?  Some of the threads are much thinner than they should be.  Not sure what happened there.  Half or more of the skein is unuseable.... unfortunate.

OK...  kinda determined to finish the blob here...

More snow today. So exciting.  Who wants Spring anyhow??/ (strong, strong note of sarcasm is required here)...

11 comments:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

It looks great! And I certainly love this design. One day... :)

Margo's Musings said...

Yours looks great! The sky took forever, and I was soooo happy to be done. Now I am stuck on the next hillock/grassy area.

Kate Featherstitch said...

Great progress! I like the mottled blue of the heavens. It's a shame about your feeble old GAST thread. :(

Ann said...

It is lovely ... Maybe I can join in the fun because I've just ordered my materials to stitch on this sampler (I'm not going to tell you what I've spend on the chart alone - damn customs!).
Your progress is looking great to me and remember ... it's the journey that counts! ;-)
Kind greetings,
Ann

Natasha said...

This is lovely!! I really enjoy watching progress on this design,

I sure hope spring comes around to your neck of the woods VERY soon!

Von said...

I'm so sorry winter won't let you go there in the northeast!

butterfly said...

Looks great , lovely design.

Marie said...

I saw Margaret's piece on her blog. That is such a stunning piece. Yours is beautiful.

I have never done a stitching rotation but maybe that is a good idea for me as well.

Have a nice weekend!

Andrea said...

Looking good.

Kay said...

Lovely design, it looks wonderful so far!

Dani - tkdchick said...

that is quite the project! I've seen it finished before and its HUGE!